The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum
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  • The narrator is being taken down into the dungeon. "... there came a most deadly nausea over my spirit, and I felt every fiber in my frame thrill as if I had touched the wire of a galvanic battery."
  • The Narrator has been taken to the dungeon. ...the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades."
  • The narrator receives pungently seasoned meat.  This thirst it appeared to be the design of my persecutors to stimulate: for the food in the dish was meat pungently seasoned.
  • The Narrator began to make a plan to use the rats to free him from his chains. "A slight noise attracted my notice, and, looking to the floor, I saw several enormous rats traversing it.
  • Fiery walls determine the narrator's death.  "The glare from the en kindled roof illumined its inmost recesses." "I shrank from the glowing metal to the centre of the cell."
  • French General Lasalle saved the narrator from death. "An outstretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss. It was that of General Lasalle. The French army had entered Toledo. The Inquisition was in the hands of its enemies."
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